Governor Walker Signs Government Leasing Transparency Bill Into Law
AFP-backed law will improve transparency and protect taxpayers
MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin applauded Governor Scott Walker today for signing sweeping reform legislation that will give Wisconsin taxpayers more information about how state dollars are allocated for government leases.
“This commonsense law will arm Wisconsin taxpayers with new and improved information about how their money is spent,” said Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott. “By bringing more transparency to government leases, we can avoid the kind of waste, fraud and abuse we saw under the Doyle administration and empower taxpayers to hold their government accountable. This law is a win for the cause of good government, pro-taxpayer reform in the Badger State.”
Under the new law, the Governor or the Secretary of the Department of Administration (DOA) are required to sign leases in excess of $500,000 per year. It also requires DOA to conduct a market comparison and a cost-benefit analysis before entering into a lease and gives the legislature passive review authority over state leases.
AFP-WI activists testified before an Assembly Committee hearing in support of the legislation earlier this year.
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